Music Performance, BFA

  • ALL-STEINWAY QUALITY  You’ll benefit from IUP's distinction as an All-Steinway school whether you’re a pianist or a performer accompanied by one. Your performances and rehearsals will have superior sound.

    Learn from accomplished musicians who are dedicated teachers

    All the practice pays off when a musician takes the stage and gives a polished performance. As a music performance major, you'll expand your mastery of your primary instrument or voice under the expert guidance of the faculty.

    The Music Department's greatest resource is its faculty, composed of more than 30 full- and part-time artist-teachers, including a number of seasoned composers. Private, weekly, one-hour lessons are given throughout a student's college education, covering eight semesters for a total of 32 credits. You'll also take a series of eight classes in music theory and a variety of other courses.

    Students in the Music Performance program, like those in the four other music bachelor's degree programs, are required to take part in ensembles. You can choose from more than 20 groups, including both vocal and instrumental ensembles. Through IUP's recital attendance policy, you'll grow in your knowledge of music and enjoy valuable opportunities to perform before an audience in our concert halls on campus.

    IUP also offers a minor in Entrepreneurship for Fine Arts through the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

    Admission to the Music Department requires satisfactory completion of an audition in addition to the university general requirements.

    A student plays a violin in an orchestra rehearsal.